Executive Director, International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO

Yury Posysaev holds a post of Executive Director of International Sustainable Energy Development Centre under the auspices of UNESCO since April 4, 2011.
In 2008 he graduated from South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia) on specialty “International Integration and International Organizations”. In 2015 Mr. Posysaev obtained his PhD degree in economics from Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for the Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
In 2008 Yury Posysaev started his working experience in the Department for External Economic Relations of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. He was in charge of developing economic relations with European countries. Since 2010 Mr. Posysaev held a post of assistant to the Vice-Chairman of the Board on the issues of cooperation with international organizations at one of the largest Russian energy holdings OJSC “RusHydro”.
He has a number of publications on economics, energy, international cooperation, sustainable energy development and education.



16:30-18:00 6 NOVEMBER

In September 2015 the United Nations committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to achieve in the next 15 years. Among them is SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Development of renewable energy is of exceptional value to achieve this ambitious goal.

Despite different assessments of the pace of renewable energy development, all experts agree that the future of energy lies with renewables. The concept of "renewable" implies that it would be possible to provide consumers with energy without wasting natural resources and without negative impact on the environment. Currently, these technologies are still quite expensive as compared with traditional sources of energy. But in the nearest future renewables will certainly be an important part of the global energy industry.

In today's world, great efforts have been made to develop renewable energy sources. Currently, nearly 140 countries have formulated targets for RES development for the period until 2020 and for the longer term. In most cases, in the next 10 years it is planned to increase contribution of RES in the energy balance at the level of 10 to 30%. According to various forecasts it is assumed that the total share of renewables in the global energy sector by 2030 will be from 25 to 35%.

Apparently, implementation of these scenarios is reachable in case of increased investment in the construction of new renewable energy facilities, as well as in the development of technologies.

Russia is acknowledged to be a country with rich hydrocarbon resources. But in spite of this, current national energy policy is aimed at supporting the principles of both global energy and economy transformation to a low carbon future. Renewables and their gradual rise in the share of world energy play a crucial role in energy transformation.